Cleaning seabed in Quang Nam

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(QNO) - A team of divers from the UNESCO’s Cham Islands World Biosphere Reserve (Hoi An city, Quang Nam province) collects trash and wipes out thorny starfish every day to clean the seabed and protect marine corals there.

Divers clean the seabed in the Cham Islands World Biosphere Reserve to help corals grow well .
Divers clean the seabed in the Cham Islands World Biosphere Reserve to help corals grow well .
 

Garbage found on the seabed mostly includes plastic, metal, glass, rubber, wood, clothing/fabric and others.

At first, this team consisted of 10 divers who are staffs in the Cham Islands Marine Protected Area. Now, more 10 members are added.

 
 
 

Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy a member of the team from the Management Board of Cham Islands Marine Protected Area said cleaning the seabed helped her discover many interesting things and protect the coral reefs there well.

 
 
 

Seabed cleaning is a project sponsored by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Vietnam. Besides cleaning the seabed, the project aims to reduce plastic waste sources.

 
 
 

The work of the diving team is very meaningful. It not only beautifies the coral reefs and beaches around Cham Islands but also reduces the impact of plastic waste there.

Amount of garbage from the seabed
Amount of garbage from the seabed
 
A diver looking for the garbage
A diver looking for the garbage
 
Classifying the types of garbage collected in the Cham Islands water
Classifying the types of garbage collected in the Cham Islands water
 

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Co-management of Cham Islands marine conservation

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(QNO) - The co-management model applied in the Cham Islands Biosphere Reserve (Hoi An city, Quyang Nam province) is found very effective.

Cham Islands cleanup

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(QNO) - A campaign of cleaning Cham Islands Marine Protected Area (Quang Nam province) took place from 4-8 June. It aimed to respond to the events of World Environment Day ( June 5) and World Ocean Day (June 8).